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and human services secretary kathleen sebelius again on capitol hill today being grilled over the obama care rollout difficulty. >> this as the president heads to texas tonight to talk up his signature law but bertha coombs joins us with today's edition of how obama care turns. bertha. >> bill, you know, there are some in the hearing today calling for kathleen sebelius's head right to her face. interestingly enough the centers for medicare and medicaid services cms announcing its chief information officer tony trunkle will be stepping down effective next week. he oversaw the payment over i.t. services and he was according to some documents one of the officials who helped to prove the delay of a full security assessment of healthcare.gov. miss sebelius certainly got a lot of heat from both sides. max baucus warning her that if the website is not going to be fully operational at the end of the month she had better not wait until the last minute to tell congress and the american people. among the most contentious back and forth questioning coming from texas senator john cornyn over if you like
kathleen sebelius about the problems with the obamacare web site and what she says the administration absolutely can cannot could do. plus, a man who hijacked a plane to cuba has just returned to the united states after three decades to face justice. we have video of his plane arriving and you'll hear what happens next. facebook launching a new policy on bullying. how will that effect you and your children? plus, jet man takes a wild ride over mount fuji. the incredible video is ahead so let's get to it. any shepard smith reporting live from the fox news deck. >> good wednesday afternoon to you. 3:00 on the east coast. delaying obamacare is not an option. those words from the nation's top health official today kathleen sebelius who once again testified to congress about the bungled web site rollout. she flat out rejected republican demands that the white house put the new healthcare law on ice. >> some have asked why not just delay implementation of the new law until all of the problems are fixed. and there is a pretty straightforward answer. delaying the affordable care act wouldn't
kathleen sebelius, and i think this is an underreported story. saying today hhs has plans to, quote, reinvite people to sign up. what does that translate to? that translates to them sitting on millions of dollars, which they are. there was one report on how much money they're sitting on to try and advertise to get healthy young people into the system. and eric, because they didn't have the political courage to make that penalty more than the premium, they can run all the ads they want with our money which is going to -- really going to bankrupt us. i still don't think they're going to have people sign up. they have doctor shortage, lack of people enrolling, premiums going through the roof because of adverse selection and the employer mandate which is the biggest issue set to drop in ten months. >> bob, the question, i'm sitting there waiting, probably an hour and a half hearing, senators like to talk, they like to hear themselves speak. who made the call to go october 1st knowing very well there was security risks and the website wasn't ready. >> first of all, let me say, i'm sweati
the original lie. so much more of that today. health care secretary kathleen sebelius kept defending the health care bill on chill and president obama just wrapped up a cheerleading rally in texas. >>> later, we have an all-star political expert panel learning the key lessons from chris christie's big win, ken cuccinelli's narrow loss and how big obama care will play in the 2014 races. hint-hint, a big role. stay with us for that. >>> meanwhile, free market capitalism, the best path to prosperity. i'm kudlow and we will be right back. >>> welcome back >>> welcome back live to "the kudlow report." let's get you updated on the big breaking news of the day on obama care. first up, the technology chief responsible for the catastrophic failure of healthcare.gov website is leaving to take a job in the private sector. really? who in hell would hire him? anyway, health secretary katr a kathleen sebelius got another grilling on capitol hill, this time from the senate finance committee. kansas senator pat roberts called for the former kansas senator to resign. >> your main goal should have been to prote
on capitol hill, earlier today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was not sounding very confident. she was saying they're going to have it done by the end of the month but she said they have an aggressive check list to go through, an aggressive time line to meet. sort of putting out this feeling that programs it may not happen in time. the president said in dallas, this is happening in time. the other important thing, and i'll say this very quickly. the president did not go back to clean pup line if you like your plan, you can keep it. he did not try to revise that line as he did the other night. perhaps an indication that they know that clean-up job was not going too well. >> let me ask you this. the hits keep on coming for the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. it died down a little bit. it felt like it but now gaining heat again on capitol hill. getting a tough grilling. what exactly happened there? >> well, she was pressed by senators throughout this hearing about the various problems with the website, the veracity of the president's comments when
to come in and take advantage of them. >> so obama and kathleen sebelius have no problem whatsoever making you, when you sign up for obamacare give your most private information to a convicted felon. everybody apparently liked their plans. so why the hell do we have to do this in the first place? >> a lot of people thought they were buying coverage that turned out not to be so good. >> i will remind you some people like to drive a ford, not a ferrari and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup not a crystal stem. you are taking away their choice. >> plans that were in effect in march of 2010 that didn't change to the detriment of the consumer, those are in effect. >> so if you are getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. >> it's arrogant. it's arrogant. >>> who knows best what is best for you? you or the government? senator lindsey graham joins us. >> apparently not the government. all i can say is that if this doesn't turn around pretty quickly, president obama is going to lose his second term. democrats are going to bail out in droves before next ele
the enabler here was kathleen sebelius who wrote the regulation, but, you know, this is his legacy, it's got president obama on it. it's called obamacare for a reason, and, yet, we have this situation where several years back he knew about -- well, i say he knows about it i don't know if he did or not. if he didn't, that's a real problem. and if he did it's a real problem. >> the problem two days ago he said the same thing. he knew by two days ago. senator, nice to see you sir. >> thank you. >> secretary sebelius telling lawmakers today the web site needed a couple hundred fixes when it went online. as of right now the repairs are not yet complete. what are the odds the administration will meet the self-imposed november 30th deadline. investigator lou chung joins us. >> thanks for having me. >> would you expect these problems will be fixed by the end of the month? >> i don't know what the problems are if you have the right team in place, they can do miracles. so far, i wouldn't be convinced that they have the right team in place. but we will see. >> why do you say that? >> well, it's a very
two. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius went before lawmakers today where she was grilled by senators about the disastrous obama care rollout. they held her feet to the fire. ♪ >> in the last five weeks, access to health care.gov has been a frustrating experience. >> it is simply inexcusable that the members of this committee were not told earlier that these problems were occurring. >> people are angry. millions of americans are scared. >> you have been misleading the american people. the president has. over and over again. >> we know lying to congress is a crime. unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> more people are losing their insurance than are signing up on the website. they are being directed to a website that doesn't even work. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay. >> it's impossible to do something in this administration that gets you fired. it's impossible. >> we made a promise to ensure no one ever went broke just because they got sick. you, madam secretary, must make good on that promise. >> you have said america s
's aversion. >> kathleen sebelius said before congress they are not going to extend, but the white house isn't really closing the door to that one. jay carney asked always says november 30th is the date this needs to get fixed by. so my sense is if you get to march -- they don't want to box themselves in. they want to leave as much time as possible before they say, okay, yes, we're delaying the penalty or extending the enrollment. >> jonathan, for a lot of democrats it feels like we're on a roller coaster in the dark. you know there's another turn coming. >> even a corkscrew. >> you might be going upside down. enrollment numbers coming out next week. the projected target number for the end of november was 800,000. that's a big number. you're already seeing kathleen sebelius say the numbers are going to be considerably lower. we know the first day of enrollment had six people. the question is how much can you tamp down -- do democrats in the white house need to work harder tamping down any expectations that anybody enrolled at all? >> if they have any expectations at all anymore. because ther
a national picture from kathleen sebelius in a couple of weeks. but, in terms of, you you know, how many people signed on, how many people go on to look, only four actually signed up right now. when do you expect to get better numbers in delaware? >> well, to be clear, the four is simply the number of people who have enrolled through the help of these marketplace guides. >> got it. >> officials here in delaware say the actual number is higher. they won't say exactly what that number is. but i have been told it could be around 50 or so. but they won't release official enrollment numbers until next week. >> that's not a lot on othe way to 7 million nationwide that they are hoping to sign up. what are you hearing from people about how the system is going for them? are there a lot more trying to get on and they can't get on? delaware is obviously one of the states that has its own state exchange. not every state does. it was supposed to be a little bit easier in the states that actually did start their own, right? >> well, actually, delaware has a partnership exchange with the federal govern
me. if i was kathleen sebelius i would not be picking out redecorating plans. >> he asked if she should be fired and whether she's still got his confidence. the president dodged it. he said do you have the full confidence of kathleen sebelius? he said, she didn't write the code. she would be the first to admit there would be a lot more questions asked. is she still the right person? he said the buck stops with me. if he were going to fire her, wouldn't it have already happened? >> no. we'll end up with a health care czar because they can't get b b somebody through the senate. they will let the whole rollout of disaster be her fault. after they are done they will launch her back to kansas and say, now meet this guy you have never heard of who is the new health czar because the evil republicans in the senate won't confirm our great choice. she needs to be there. if you're going to fire her, you have to keep her long enough to be to blame for everything. >> it's sick how things work in wash war. thank you. >> you bet. >> we are just getting started. the president's new effort to dig
. >> still have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think she under tremendous ly difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code, she wasn't our i.t. person. i think she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. but my priority right now is to get it fixed. and -- you know ultimately. >> is she still the right person to do ido. >> buck stops with me. it's my team. >> alex wagner, joy reid, and steve, here to analyze what the president had to say about health care. later for the first time we hear president obama talk about whether or not he wanted to drop joe biden as his runningmate in favor of hillary clinton? and placed it in his factory for all to see. ♪ four simple words where the meaning has never been lost. the challenge always accepted. and the calling forever answered. ♪ introduci
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
weren't that great. some were terrific, some weren't. my honest i opinion, i think kathleen sebelius didn't understand this. she got a lot of mumbo jumbo people explaining it and said things that were misleading. >> listen, i'm sorry, look, we had a variety of newspaper reports saying his staff did know. they had a big argument what he should say and how to describe this. the political people basically came down hard on you've got to make this very simple and very reassuring and that's the way we'll sell this program. i just do not believe that the president had no knowledge of that. it's so fundamental to the program about how you pay for this program. >> in terms of accountability, david, the president can say the buck stops with me. of course it does. this is the president and his mayor plan. why does he not fire kathleen sebelius? surely a head has to roll and she's the obvious head. >> well, i believe in due course a head will roll. >> her head? >> i would assume at some discrete interval she will find a way to leave. i don't think they should humiliate her. i don't think it's h
you heard from kathleen sebelius asking for your help? have you heard from thehite house? have you heard from anyone in washington about this? >> no, not yet. and, you know, i hope that, you know in the future we'll actually be able to work with the government to get more, richer data sets. right now we're working with a very limited set of plan information. we're trying to quickly gather as much information as we can so we can reach as many people as we can. but really, you know if we had a broader data set that the government does have available we would be able to, you know, have a much larger impact i think. melissa: ming, what is your plan from here? is this a real business you set up with a profit motive going forward? was it just something you did in a few hours to see if you could do it? or is this a company that you're going to run? >> we haven't really talked about any sort of monetizaton or whether or not it is going to be a company. for now the goal is to provide the best user experience around, comparing and finding plans, understanding your subsidy options, understand
what some saw as a less than ringing endorsement of kathleen sebelius, saying she isn't to blame because she's not an i.t. person. with us now, former white house deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush and fnc contributor karl rove, and columnist for "the daily beast" and fnc contributor kirsten powers. welcome to you both. kirsten, i'll start with you. do you think that the president's made enough of an apology at this point to express that he feels what people are going through and takes in some way responsibility for telling them they could keep their plans when we know the administration knew to some extent they wouldn't be able to? >> yeah, i mean, i think it is an apology. maybe people want a little more self-flagellation or something, but he definitely did apologize. it was a little too late, i would say, after they had, you know, come out day after day kind of acting annoyed a bit that people were complaining about this and a little put out. and then i think they realized that it was getting out of control and they were going to have to do something. so, the ne
. >> that's it for the panel. stay tuned as kathleen sebelius makes another apology for that website failure. i put in the hours and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so when it comes to my vestments, i'm supposed to just hand it over to a broker a back away? that's not gonna happen. avo: when you work with a schwab financial consultant, you'll get the guidance you need with the control you want. talk to us today. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the onl
them. and kathleen sebelius if it wasn't a perfect timing photo op moment, the thing goes down as she's smiling for the cameras. how do they defend this stuff? >> i think on the payment plan you're absolutely right. it seems bizarre that they would move forward with everything when 30% or 40% of it is not fully built, it's the payment part. so jay carney was asked what if people want to take advantage of the tax credits and enroll by the end of the month and the payment part is not ready. do they not enroll or not ready to primetime? in addition to fixing the website's glitches and everything, if this payment system is not built in the next few weeks or at least by the end of the year, before january 1st coverage begins, that's another huge problem. the broader point i do have to make in fairness to the white house, they insist they're going to get past the website problems and past what you're raising and millions more people will be covered with insurance and a lot of people in this country will see their premiums come down. >> there are two things wrong, though. >> between now and
every day. >> awkward. talk about bad timing, right? kathleen sebelius talking about obamacare at navigator event and then the site goes down. a string of issues with this rollout keeps rolling on. the reason why republican congressman steve says junk this thing but instead of republicans just bashing it, he has got an alternative for it. congressman, what is yours all about? >> well, neil, it's called the american healthcare reform act. and what it's focused on is putting patients and hard getting washington politicians irs agents and all these other people out of those decisions between doctor and patient. what and what we do is take common sense reforms and allow people to buy along state lines so they have more options and lowering the cost of healthcare. doing things like letting small businesses pull together and letting families pull together within own church groups and other organizations. we do a lot of things that are really based in lowering the cost of healthcare and i increasing access so that the patient is back in charge of their healthcare decisions and, look,
secretary kathleen sebelius taking a lot of heat for the failings of obama care and the go many is hoping to keep the pressure on her boss. a rising republican star, author of "unintimidated." welcome to you. >> good to be here. >> are we in a position where republicans would love kathleen sebelius to keep her job as long as humanly possible? >> many of us like yourself warned about the problems we're seeing with obama care, not just with the rollout but as i cautioned to many republicans in my state and across the country, we need to be careful. we need to join with americans and join in their frustration, not in any way look like we're relishing this and if obama care goes over the cliff, we shouldn't be the ones pushing it. we should be back trying to help everyday americans find a better way, a better alternative and that's what we're trying to do. >> does the apparent catarrhaphy of obama care in any way justify the government shutdown? because at the time the republicans were getting heat for forcing that but now some are saying well, they had a point, didn't they? >> well, i said m
-raiser in florida last night, kathleen sebelius gets nailed as healthcare.gov crashes just as the secretary smiles for her photo op. the law is falling apart at the seams and so is the president's approval rating, at an all-time low, 37%. maybe dragging it down is americans' realization that the law is a disaster. 31% approval rating on obama care. how many people think the law is working out well? only 7%. what's the white house make of all this? as ed henry knows, ed, are they so insulated that they can't even fathom the thought of scratching and starting over? >> reporter: i think panic may be a bit strong, but they're deeply concerned, they're worried. pick your adjective. bottom line, they realize the bottom is falling out both for the president's approval rating and approval of this law. if you look at this cbs poll, you already laid out some of the top-line numbers. when you dig a little deeper, it's only like 31% approval of the law. that is a drop of 12 points in one month. well, what's happened in the last month? you've had the botched rollout and the president's broken promise about, yo
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website crashes in front of kathleen sebelius and it's all caught on camera. we'll show you the tape. [ eeping ] [ male announcer ] you hear that? that's the sound of car insunce companies these days. here a cheap, there a cheap. everywhere a cheap... you get it. so what if instead ofjust a cheachoice, you could make a smart choice? like esurance for example they were born online and built to save people money from the beginning. that's what they've always ne. not just somhing they...cheep about. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> timely tonight, must see video. kathleen sebelius traveled to miami to meet with obama care navigators when this happened. >> that's good. >> i like to hear that. >> i think it's great. this is happening. it's been a long time coming. >> yeah. >> temporarily down. >> wow. >> it's okay. it will come back. >> that happens every day. >> yeah. >> that happens every day. you cannot make this up, folks. an embarrassing epic fail for all the world to see but happens every day. before we go, be sure to check
that the health care rollout has been a disaster. the website doesn't work. we will have kathleen sebelius the head of hhs on the phone as we speak talking to reporters trying to it out it. democrats are nervous in congress right now. let's not forget, heading to the midterm elections specifically in the senate, there are several senators that are in danger of losing their seats if democrats lose five or six seats, they lose control. >> i've talked to administration officials who believe once they get the website fixed that not all of their problems will be solved but things are going to get much bet per. when people start to see the law is working and the website is working, be yes there were folks who lost coverage and that was not good for the president but feel some of this could disablize. >> i think that's true. the one problem right now you have to take into account for the democrats is that the narrative is being drawn right now. even if it does stabilize, there's still going to be an after effect and still the obama administration trying to get democrats to be support of it, even
a look at something with me. i don't know if you caught this today, congressman. kathleen sebelius wrote a blog ahead the deadline which we know now is a moving target with thought an extension and shut it down overnight. highlights on the screen for you and all of our viewers now. i just want you to see she has kind of put a shopping theme to getting coverage on healthcare.gov once it goes live again. a holiday shopping theme. she says the product is popular. so avoid the lines and shop healthcare.gov during off peak hours, morning, nights, weekends. that sounds like a lot of hours. sounds like it's going to be crowded which gets them back into the problem they were trying to avoid. next point is have your income and tax information ready when you log on. 23 shopping days in december for coverage starting january 1st, 2014. no need to rush, unless, of course, you have got a cancellation notice and you are desperate to get healthcare before the first. your thoughts? >> well, isn't it amazing united states government sharp retailer. i don't think that helps the confidence and credibility
services secretary kathleen sebelius that's been the face of the administration's effort to recover from the failed launch of the health care website said people should shop off peak hours, mornings, knights, weekends. >> it tell mess that the system isn't fully baked. this system should be able to accommodate as many people that want to go on as possible. >> i'm going to make sure we get it fixed. >> reporter: the administration's goal of making sure the website can support 50,000 users at one time by the end of saturday is not the best way to measure success. >> 50,000 is not a number that is unheard of for websites to be able to support at one time. so i think the challenge is not just the number of users, but whether there's still bugs in the system that will present the process from running smoothly. >> a health care official said the site can surveillance spo sport -- support 50,000 users now and it operates more quickly. it used to take 8 seconds for a page to load and now just milaseconds. the white house tweeted a video showing parents encouraging an adult son to sign up. >> we
work together. >> round two, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill tampering expectations, admitting the tech team faces an uphill battle to meet its end of the month deadline to fix the health care site. but the problems go beyond the glitches. the president's broken promise if you like your plan, you can keep it, continues to haunt the white house. >> i'd just like to ask you a simple true or false question. is that statement on the white house website true or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement is -- >> is it true or is it false? >>> and good day, everyone. i'm kristen welker in for andrea mitchell. both republicans and democrats woke up this morning with a win to brag about, but what do the victories by chris christie and terry mcauliffe mean for political battles around the corner? joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza and "washington post" editorial columnist ruth marcus. thanks to all of you for being here this afternoon. chris, i want to start with you with the big takeaways. you had chris christie, mcauliffe winning last night. what
picture of a keg. >> that was republican congressman grilling kathleen sebelius this week. he was referring to an ad campaign. this features a college student doing a keg stand captioned don't tap into that beer money to cover your medical bills. joining me is adam fox, director of the strategic management for the colorado consumer health initiative. adam, it's good to have you here. what was your reaction when that happened on capitol hill? when the congressman was trying to get kathleen sebelius to either give her approval or disapproval of this style of ad? >> well, you know, i don't think -- it really doesn't have anything to do with the secretary, because it wasn't coming from colorado's state-based marketplace much less the federal marketplace. so she really had no idea that this was going to be happening. this was really something that we were doing to try to raise awareness among young adults. >> all right. so connect for health colorado says 3,164 people enrolled as of october 29th. explain to us the campaign and the minds behind this. obviously you look like a young
, john cornyn, as he grilled hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius today on capitol hill. >> we know that lying to congress is a crime. but unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> oh, no, i'm sorry. that was senator cornyn calling the president a liar. the senator had exactly nothing to say about covering the uninsured in his state, which is pretty much the republican position nationwide. take virginia tea partier extraordinaire ken cuccinelli who branded his strident race as a referendum on the affordable care act. >> tonight you sent a message to the president of the united states that you believe that virginia understands that obama care is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care and not the government. >> right. supporters of the kuch sent that message somehow through his loss last night to democrat, terry mcauliffe. to be fair, it was a tighter race than anticipated. mcauliffe winning by just two-and-a-half points after being up six in a quinnipiac poll monday. if health care was a part of that tightening gap, cuccinelli can blame his own f
now we're watching secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius as he travels to atlanta. he's there to highlight the new health care law and how it's improving access to mental health care. sebelius being joined by the former first lady, rosalyn carter. >>> at least four people are dead after the biggest storm ever recorded slammed into the philippines. typhoon haiyan was packing winds up to 200 miles an hour. more from the aftermath ahead here on "jansing & co." my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i put in the hourswhere i am today by luck. and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so whe
think kathleen sebelius under the tremendously d. circumstances over the last four and half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so that there is a good product for people to get. sebelius doesn't write code and the it person. >> and the president said the buck stops with me and his team and job to fix it. >> we played that for you. we want to know from you. >> what did you think of the president's apology? >> it is our twitter question send me at bill hemmer >> and to me at alisyn camerota. and a show down in congress over minimum wage. democratsy getting back-to-back the minimum wage to $10 an hour. oppons say that would be bad for small businesses. >> and hi, alisyn. the white house chief after the accident conmist came to meet behind closed doors to deliver a message that the president wants the national minimum wage bumped up to over $10 an hour and has backing with the democrats. dick durbin all it long over due and a message to working families drug length paycheck to paycheck that we can help. many businesses forean escalation on the minimum wage espe
of the month. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was grilled yesterday over the problems. she apologized and accepted the blame. the treasury department is pushing the use it or lose it part of flexible spending accounts. employees will be able to carry up over $500 to the next calendar year of unused funds. 14million families use flexibility spending accounts allowing workers to use pre-tax dollars to pay for select medical expenses. >>> gadgets get the green light. the new changes to help you pass the time on a flight and the one thing you still cannot do during take-off and landing. >> and usually it's chicken creating salmonella fears. but what about the paprika flavoring it? the scary stuff found in imported spices. ,,,,,,,,,,,, nearly 50 students complained of >>> dorm food may be to blame for dozens of sick students on the stanford campus. nearly 50 students complained of nausea and vomiting after eating at the florence moore campus dining hall this week. some were treated for dehydration. the dining hall remains open while the public health department tries to fin
. and is not just democratic republican. host: thank you. kathleen sebelius was on capitol hill this week. here is a portion. >> in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for many americans. this includes many who have waited years, in some cases their entire lives, for the protection of health insurance. i am as frustrated as anyone with the flop launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans, you deserve at her. i apologize. you forountable to fixing these problems. i'm committed to earning your confidence back to fixing the site. night andking day and we will continue until it is fixed. host: and from the washington times this morning, the senate panel imposes new restrictions. the committee voted thursday to officially conduct term the nsa's ability to collect information. it imposes new restrictions on federal authorities who want to sift through the data. the 11-4 vote marks the first time that any part of congress has approved table records collection. that was a closely held secret until edward snowden leaked details ear
such as spongebob and winter shapes. the natural color will kathleen sebelius in the hot seat for the shaky roll out of obama care. new report there has been misuse. diane macedo joins usith more. >> two newly released reports from federal watchdogs show over the course of two years they paid benefits to illegal immigrants and dead people. according to the reports of the inspector general from 2009 to 2011 they paid 23 million for services for dead patients and 29 million for prescription drug benefits for illegal immigrants. none of those groups are actually eligible for the benefits. but the reports say more than 4,000 illegal immigrants are able to make drug benefit claims because they don't have controls in place for those kinds of applications like it does for traditional medicare claims. as for the 24,000 dead people that made benefits there are safeguards to prevent that from happening. >> they agreed with the ig's recommendation to improve the safeguards against paying deceased beneficiaries. the other bright spot here is the ig report does say that the nearly $51 million in total and proper
the world's worst wig ever. is that kathleen sebelius' hair? >> yes, it is and a lot of aqua net. >> the scary movie i chose also happens to be the scariest movie of all time. >> i didn't think so. >> it's the highest grossing super natural movie. >> it's called the sixth sense. >> i see dead people. remember that one? >> i didn't think it was that scary. >> are you kidding me? >> he was the one who talked to dead people. he saw dead people. and then you have the psychologist. >> and then you find out that he is a dead person. >> don't give it away! >> you're like 15 years too late. >> i guess everybody saw it. >> but this really put the director on the map in terms of directing and writing. >> i liked it too, it just scared the bajilikers out of my. >> the exor cyst. the 12 year old girl and her mother is trying to get her out of that. i wasn't allowed to see it. i still will not look at the screen. i don't know if you will notice. >> when her head swirled around and she starts squirting guacamole, it was unbelievable. >> it was genius the way it was directed. everything about t
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified this week that the website's flaws make any data unreliable. her agency won't release enro enrollment numbers for weeks. >>> about a third of the abortion clinics will close today after a new part of the state's abortion law has been reinstated. the doctors must have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. it's now back in effect. the president of planned parenthood says the ruling bans abortions in vast stretches of texas and will have appealed. governor rick perry says the state will do everything it can to protect a culture of life in texas. >>> coming up, a big change coming to an american classic at a favorite meal for many kids, kraft mac and cheese. >>> did your ghost and goblins enup with too much halloween candy? you can make the extra treats pay off today. >> sxoo a hallmark apology. >>> good morning. it's 4:51. let's take a live look from our camera from the east bay hills, looking over across the bay to san francisco. what a gorgeous picture. the twinkling lights on the first day of november, we have a
sketch and parody of health secretary kathleen sebelius. she said the website was only designed to handle six users at a time and it got a laugh on saturday night. then figures came out released by republicans yesterday showing only six americans actually did sign up during the website's entire first day of operations. the obama administration fought back today. they said those figures are not official. they say the pace of enrollment will pick up and new numbers will be released later this month. >>> a story from medicine making news tonight. the march of dimes says premature births in the u.s. have fallen to a 15-year low, mostly because of better health, better health care. but sadly the u.s. still ranks worst among the nations in the developing world. >>> and a man who has always dispensed medical care his way has retired. there may never be anyone like dr. russell donor of rushville, illinois. we profiled him last year in our "making a difference" segment. he was called the $5 doctor locally. because that's all he ever charged for an office visit. he is ending his practice and his cl
of the obama care website, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius apologizes on capitol hill. is it enough? we'll talk with congresswoman marcia blackburn and how big of a problem is this for the president. governor mike huckabee will join us as
? probably the one occupied by health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she was grilled wednesday by a house committee in a hearing that occasionally was just downright weird. >> toto, we're not in kansas anymore. >> i was in the third grade there, and i thought i saw you on a tricyle. >> ever used a coupon? >> four pinocchios. >> the sky is falling. >> don't do this to me. >> none of that is about getting health care. that's about getting re-elected and some kind of political parlor game in washington. there's a reason it got to wacky because you can't reduce something as complicated of the affordable care act to a bumper sticker. the president has even tried to do this. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. period. >> as we saw, that's turning out to not be true. for some americans, especially those who buy on the individual market. so the president is getting a bit more specific lately. >> if you had one of these substandard plans before the affordable care act became law, and you really like that plan, you are able to kee
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged the rollout of the affordable care act was, in fact, a debacle. despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. because the health care system's a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do it in all 50 states. we are just going to keep working at it. we're going to grind it up. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial panel editor james freeman. editorial board member joe raggio and economics writer joe moore. what have we learned from sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. she indicated the website and the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hp hh. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data. >> they don't know either. >> right, it's think that's why they haven't been saying. >> we don't know when it will be fixed. they said the end of november but there's no guarantee. >> they didn't
pretty tense exchanges i'd call them on capitol hill when hhs secretary kathleen sebelius testified before congress. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so, let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> you know, as the secretary and her team are working to fix the site as you heard you are left some questions about obama care and here to answer them is nancy metcalf from "consumer reports," thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. >> the big thing was people were told you can't keep your policy, you have to buy a new policy that might be more expensive, it might cover more but it's more expensive. and they don't -- are these people being asked to buy something that they don't need? what would you tell those folks? >> well, the reason those policies are being canceled is because they don't -- they're not adequate to the rules of the new law, and the thing that's not adequate about them i
. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and other administration officials revealed that the federal website letting small business owners shop for health plans won't be ready until late november. meanwhile, some small business owners are getting a rude awakening. despite assurances from the white house people can keep their current plans, many small business owners are getting cancellation notices because their current plans don't comply with the new law. helping us try to sort all this out is tom hart, the president of the national association of health underwriters and the president of landmark benefits incorporated. and steve roeper is the president of roeper insurance and financial insurances. great to see both of you. >> thank you. >> good morning. >> tom, let me start with you and give you the first scenario. i am a company and i have less than 50 employees, i don't have to provide insurance, but i would like to. i'm not currently providing it. what do i do? >> well, my first recommendation to any one of those small businesses across the country is don't go to
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